Service of the Year Awards

The Service of the Year Awards will recognise and showcase the valuable work done by family day care services for their educators and communities all around Australia.

How does the nomination process work?

During the nomination period educators are invited to nominate their service via a simple online nomination form. Service’s will be advised of their nomination via email and will be invited to make a supporting submission.

Please note that all submissions must be made online via this website.

A selection committee will then review the nominations and submissions, and will select our National Finalists and National winners.

How are the winners selected?

The service's supporting submission will provide details about how they meet the selection criteria. The selection panel, consists of internal and external sector and early childhood professionals will review both service submissions and nominations in selecting winners.

Via a process of further review and consultation by the selection panel, the national winner will be selected from the national finalists.

Key Dates

Nominations closed: 6 May 2018

Submissions closed20 May 2018

Regional Educator winners announced: 25 June 2018 (week of)

Educator and Service Star Award winners announced: 23 July 2018

Educator and Service National Finalists announced: 6 August 2018

Educator and Service National Winners announced: 8 September 2018